Wildly herbal Chardonnay that has a ripe core surrounded by fennel and thyme flavors, topped by toast. There is a juicy quality to the plum flavors. It needs a year or two in the bottle.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.